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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Marco Rubio still mulling vote on Tillerson confirmation


      U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday he has yet to decide whether to vote to confirm former Exxon Mobil chief Rex Tillerson as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state.

    2. Marco Rubio presses Rex Tillerson on Russia at confirmation hearing


      WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio aggressively questioned Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson over Russia policy Wednesday and said it was "discouraging" that Tillerson would not label Vladimir Putin a war criminal.

      WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11:  Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (L), is flanked by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), as he reads a statement speaking out against Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions (R-AL), during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, January 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee is on its second day of the Sessions confirmation hearing.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) 691999619
    3. Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics


      Winner of the week

      Marco Rubio. As the scope of the presidential campaign hacking gains renewed and growing attention, it’s worth noting Rubio’s prescience and willingness to put country ahead of partisanship two months ago. The often cautious Rubio warned his party not to exploit hacked …

    4. Sen. Marco Rubio poised to play role in investigation into Russian hacking

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio is poised to play a role in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the election.

      Sen. Marco Rubio is on the Intelligence Committee, which could lead the investigation.
    5. Rubio was formidable -- but Murphy wasn't helped by his own weaknesses


      A defeat for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy was foreseeable for weeks, with his lingering chance for victory hinging primarily on one main factor: Hillary Clinton.

    6. After U.S. Senate defeat, Patrick Murphy taking time for himself


      Following his decisive loss to Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday night, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is keeping a low profile.

      Rep. Patrick Murphy gives his concession speech following his defeat to Sen. Marco Rubio on Nov. 8, 2016 at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
    7. Rubio's margin of victory: 716,833 votes


      While some expected Florida's U.S. Senate race to be relatively close at the end, Florida voters were decisive in re-electing Republican Marco Rubio on Tuesday.

      Marco Rubio celebrates at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel in Miami November 8, 2016.
    8. Marco Rubio easily keeps seat in U.S. Senate


      Marco Rubio is headed back to the U.S. Senate with his prospects of another run for president intact.

      Sen. Marco Rubio greets supporters after winning a second term in the U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in Miami. Rubio defeated U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a two-term congressman.
    9. Patrick Murphy wraps up Election Day still on the campaign trail


      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy spent Election Day in his familiar territory of South Florida trying to maximize as many votes as possible in what's expected to be a close outcome between him and Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy shakes hands with supporters during one of his last campaign stops in Palm Beach Gardens on Tuesday.
    10. Patrick Murphy's Cuba connection


      During two U.S. Senate debates last month against Republican incumbent Marco Rubio, Democrat Patrick Murphy answered questions about Cuba policy by revealing a little-known detail about his personal life.

      Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter